St C at Manchester Pride 2015

Sir Ian McKellen congratulates the St Chrysostoms team

Sir Ian McKellen congratulates the St Chrysostoms team

It was fantastic to have a group from St Chrysostom’s at Manchester Pride 2015.

We stand for inclusion, equality and celebration, and that was all there on this day of colour, laughter and fun.

One of our colourful posters proclaimed …

 P2God loves us ALL Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

… and was held by church warden Desmond who was delighted when parade grand marshall Sir Ian McKellen approached the group and shook Desmond’s hand. The moment was captured by ITV news and broadcast later that day along with a brief interview with Desmond who said

 The parade was a wonderful occasion, inclusive and for families.  Sir Ian McKellen was a great ambassador for Manchester Pride and agreed with the sentiments on our St Chrysostom’s placard ‘God Loves us All’.

Click here to see the ITV report (for the video clip click on second photo)

Some church members after Sunday worship on the Sunday of the Pride weekend

Some church members after Sunday worship on the Sunday of the Pride weekend

At St Chrysostom’s every week is a time for the christian welcome, inclusion and celebration that we were witnessing to at Pride this year.

On the last Sunday of each month our LGBTQ worship community meets at 5pm for Open Table.

All the services and activities at St C’s aim to offer a fully inclusive, nrturing and welcoming space for people, wherever they are on the spectrum, but Open Table is a particular focus for the LGBTQ Community.

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About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community where people of differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364267899/
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One Response to St C at Manchester Pride 2015

  1. Well done, St Chrysostom’s, for providing such a positive inclusive Christian witness at what was a truly joyous occasion. It was a pivotal day for me, and later to see that you had a presence there was personally very moving for me. Thank you.

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